Safaricom gets green light for Essar deal

first_img Vodafone, Safaricom beat MTN to Ethiopia licence Previous ArticleTaiwan Mobile boosts capex to help catch up on 4GNext ArticleEtisalat set for charge following Mobily troubles Money Author Steve works across all of Mobile World Live’s channels and played a lead role in the launch and ongoing success of our apps and devices services. He has been a journalist…More Read more Related Tags Home Safaricom gets green light for Essar dealcenter_img Steve Costello Safaricom negocia el uso de m-Pesa como medio de pago en Amazon AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInLinkedInShare to TwitterTwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookFacebookShare to MoreAddThisMore 05 NOV 2014 Safaricom holds Amazon talks on mobile money move Kenyan operator Safaricom received the green light to complete its $80 million purchase of various assets from Essar Telecommunications Kenya.The deal, described as “the largest of its kind in the telecoms sector in Kenya”, has been approved by the country’s communications, competition and capital markets authorities.The deal sees Safaricom taking on Essar’s passive network infrastructure and spectrum, and will see 150 staff transferred.Under the previously-announced terms of the deal, Essar’s subscribers (it uses the Yu brand for its services) are being acquired by Airtel Africa.Bob Collymore, CEO of Safaricom, said in a statement: “I am confident that our customers in both urban and rural areas will benefit from the anticipated improvement of the quality of service on both voice and data services as we switch on more of our acquired capacity.”According to GSMA Intelligence figures, the deal will see Airtel (5.5 million connections) strengthening its second-place position with the acquisition of Essar’s 2.4 million connections, but it will still lag Safaricom (22.3 million).Also active in the market is Orange, with 2.8 million connections. AirtelEssarFinancialSafaricomYulast_img read more

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sPower taps Rosendin Electric for EPC services

first_imgsPower taps Rosendin Electric for EPC servicesThe agreement represents a significant portion of solar in the leading electrical contractor’s renewable energy division. sPower aims to double its operating portfolio this year. January 28, 2016 pv magazine Manufacturing Markets Markets & Policy Share Renewable energy provider sPower has tapped Rosendin Electric, Inc. (REI), one of the largest private electrical contractors in the U.S., to oversee engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) services on its nearly 700 MW in utility-scale solar PV projects slated for this year. “Aligning ourselves with Rosendin marks one of the key strategic relationships that sPower has prioritized as we look to double our operating portfolio in 2016,” said sPower CEO Ryan Creamer. Creamer added that Rosendin’s depth of experience with solar facility construction would be instrumental in executing the company’s “aggressive development plans.” David Lincoln, vice president of REI’s Renewable Energy Group, said sPower had established itself as “a leader in the industry with a solid reputation for responsible development and strong financial backing. This agreement represents a significant portion of solar within our renewables group. sPower projects will have our full attention.” Construction is scheduled to begin in January, with completion and grid connection projected for April through December 2016. sPower has also signed a 1 GW PV module supply deal with JinkoSolar – the Chinese company’s largest U.S. contract to date. 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SCS rebrands as Ox Heavy

first_imgLast year SCS Holding sold its subsidiary SCS Logistics to an international logistics company.The rebranding decision was the result of the fact that SCS Logistics will maintain its name and office in Ootmarsum, the Netherlands.Explaining the decision behind the new name, the company said: “An Ox is a reliable and strong partner; exactly what we as OX Heavy stand for.”oxheavy.comlast_img

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Black Sigatoka affects carnival costume building

first_img Share EntertainmentLocalNews Black Sigatoka affects carnival costume building by: – January 15, 2014 Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharecenter_img Share 46 Views   no discussions Coordinator of the Black Sigatoka Disease Management Unit in Dominica, Carol AbrahamAs Dominica prepares for the staging of Real Mas 2014 celebrations, costumes and sensei builders have been cautioned that dried banana leaves should not be used in their designs.This is a precautionary measure against spreading black sigatoka disease which was confirmed here in May 2012. To date, the disease which affects plantain and banana crops has moved from the south of the island to Concord, Marigot, Wesley, Bense, Picard, Bath Estate, Castle Bruce, Carholm, Layou Valley, Belles and Warner among other areas. Coordinator of the Black Sigatoka Disease Management Unit in Dominica, Carol Abraham told the first of a series of press conferences leading up to Carnival at the Dominica Festival Committee’s office on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 that the use of dried banana leaves in constructing costumes will not be tolerated this year. According to Abraham, the disease has been confirmed in areas where there are usually major carnival activities like Grand Bay, Salisbury and Portsmouth.“In Salisbury heights the disease is up there so we do not want people to go up there get the dry fig to make the costumes and bring it in the lower section where the disease hasn’t really entered”.“Grand Bay is really infested, so we are encouraging people not to use the dried plantain and fig leaves to make sensei costumes,” Abraham added. She advised costume and sensei builders to “use anything else to make your sensei, your plastic, paper, cloth; just leave the dry leaves please”. According to Abraham, even if the leaf has gotten to the black stage or the dark brown stage, the fungus is still alive.“If you’re making the costume and you come from one part of the country down to the Opening Parade for instance, you find that the fungus is able to move”.Additionally, “we have all this rain right now so that is the ideal condition for the fungus to spread”.While Abraham acknowledged that “the wind and rain is nature so we cannot control that”, she said “man is a big culprit” of spreading the infected material.Dominica Vibes Newslast_img read more

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Tickets sold out for Leeds United clash

first_imgAs a result, it will be the largest crowd in BS3 of the season so far.However, tickets remain on general sale for City’s next home fixture on Tuesday night, under the lights against Ipswich Town (March 12th, 7.45pm KO).Jamie Paterson and Famara Diédhiou struck off the back of an own goal to fire City into a 3-2 win against the Tractor Boys at Portman Road back in November, which kickstarted an incredible unbeaten run.This will be the last fixture at Ashton Gate until Saturday, April 6th.City v Ipswich Town is a silver category match, with tickets now on general sale and available to Forever Bristol Members.Secure your seatlast_img read more

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Ole Miss’ Wallace, Golson semifinalists for awards

first_imgOXFORD — Two of Ole Miss’ senior stars have a chance at winning national hardware.Cornerback Senquez Golson and quarterback Bo Wallace were named semifinalists for the Bednarik and Maxwell Awards, respectively, on Monday. There are 20 remaining semifinalists for each trophy, which go to the top defensive and offensive players in the country.Golson is second nationally with nine interceptions in as many games this season. He has at least one in Ole Miss’ last five games, including two against Tennessee. Golson made headlines when he intercepted a pass in the endzone to seal an upset of then-No. 3 Alabama on Oct. 4, but has continued to be a special talent for the Rebels (7-2, 4-2 SEC). Golson also has five passes broken up and 28 tackles.Wallace is also having a career year with 2,416 yards passing, a 63.5 percent completion rate and 20 touchdowns (to go with seven interceptions). He’s in the top-20 nationally in passer rating, and also has three touchdowns rushing. Wallace had maybe his best game of the season on Saturday in a loss to Auburn, completing 70 percent of his passes (28-of-40) for 341 yards and two touchdowns.NOV. 4 UPDATEAnother semifinalist inclusion for Wallace, who was named to the Davey O’Brien Award’s list of 16 remaining candidates.Here’s the rest of the remaining candidates:2014 Davey O’Brien Award Semifinalists:J.T. Barrett, Ohio StateTrevone Boykin, TCUShane Carden, East CarolinaRakeem Cato, MarshallConnor Cook, Michigan StateEverett Golson, Notre DameBrett Hundley, UCLAMarcus Mariota, OregonNick Marshall, AuburnBryce Petty, BaylorDak Prescott, Mississippi StateBlake Sims, AlabamaClint Trickett, West VirginiaBo Wallace, Ole MissJake Waters, Kansas StateJameis Winston, Florida Statelast_img read more

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